Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy)

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Description

Dedede, King of Dream Land, is a penguin-like creature who is too gluttonous for his own good. Gathering food for his midnight feast, he got carried away and ended up taking all the food from the inhabitants of his country. One of them, a pink little guy named Kirby, decides to travel all the way to King Dedede's palace and retrieve the lost food by any means.

Kirby's Dream Land is a side-scrolling platform action game, and the first in the Kirby series. Although the protagonist appears to be a weak little marshmallow, he is actually quite powerful: he has the ability to suck up his enemies like a vacuum, and then shoot them out at other enemies. Kirby can also swallow air and inflate himself, which allows him to fly. There are four levels in the game; no save feature is available.

Screenshots

Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Picked up a power-up on a ship
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Touch the other Kirby to go to a boss fight
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Clearing a path in destructible blocks
Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy In the castle

Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Twinkle Popo" -- Working title
  • "Hoshino Kirby" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Fun and original gameplay but, oh my goodness, what a short and easy game. Rensch (203) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Short, but sweet Jon Collins (28) unrated

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Dec, 1992 96 out of 100 96
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1993 10 out of 12 83
VicioJuegos.com Sep 17, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Life Aug 03, 2009 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Video Games Oct, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Electric Playground Nov 06, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 21, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameTrip.net Jun 05, 2006 6 out of 10 60
HonestGamers Feb 21, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Title translation

The English translation of the Japanese title is Kirby of the Stars.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #6 Best Game Boy Game

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